Project portfolio

Sumter Regional Hospital
Americus, GA

On March 1, 2007, a deadly F-3 tornado destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital. Following a "First Strike Demolition Celebration" on December 20, Big Dog Companies was able to help Sumter Regional Hospital usher in a new era in the hospital's history.

The hospital raffled off tickets for the chance to be first to pull the first bricks with Big Dog Companies equipment from the tornado-stricken hospital.

In addition to the hundreds onlookers, the Americus-Sumter County High School Singers provided a musical backdrop to the demolition and members of the hospital's auxiliary guild provided baked goods.

Big Dog Companies was honored to be part of this historic event as Sumter Regional Hospital begins the first stages of development on a $125 million state-of-the art facility.

Trilogy Lofts
Atlanta, GA

Myrtle Beach Hotel DemolitionThree buildings were demolished on the busiest intersection in downtown Atlanta.  Big Dog contended with heavy pedestrian traffic, difficult truck routes and a very aggressive schedule.  Our Safety Director was on site every day during this process and our trucking division (Big Dog Roll-Off, Inc.) helped make this project finish without incident on schedule.

This 43,250SF project was completed in just 4 weeks.

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Home Depot Demolition
Miami, FL

Myrtle Beach Hotel DemolitionThis project consisted of the demolition of an existing strip mall to make way for an upcoming Home Depot.

The project was a total of 215,000SF with live utility lines inside three feet of the building footprint. Big Dog Companies took special care to not disturb the natural gas and live electrical lines.

This was a unique project due to the multiple methods of construction used while the structure was being erected many years ago. A separation from an operational clothing store was necessary to ensure a safe completion of this project. This project was completed without disturbing the day-to-day operations of the neighboring stores.

Big Dog Companies recycled in excess of 85% of all materials produced. We crushed all concrete to a 2” minus product for use in the upcoming construction. This helped with keeping the project in budget and on schedule.

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M West
Atlanta, GA

Myrtle Beach Hotel DemolitionThis wrecking job had many sets of challenges. First, Big Dog had to remove and salvage 4 overhead cranes weighing over 10,000 pounds each.  Our crews then had to manage two very different structures in the demolition process.  One was a steel structure while the 2nd building was a combination of steel, concrete and concrete exterior partitions.  This required many different types of equipment on the job simultaneously. An excavator with a 10,000lb hammer, a 100,000lb excavator/shear combo and our excavator/processor (all company owned equipment) combination made the job run smooth and finish ahead of schedule.

In addition our concrete crushing operation processed 100% of all concrete and masonry products to be re-used on site for future construction.

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Leggett & Myers Tobacco Co.
Durham, NC

Myrtle Beach Hotel DemolitionThis historic renovation project is one of the largest in Durham city history. Five existing historic building are being developed into mixed-use properties. This project requires all of Big Dog Companies’s resources including selective interior demo, concrete cutting and heavy wrecking. BDD has maintained a consistent crew of 50+ men to meet the accelerated schedule.

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Government Center Parking Deck
Atlanta, GA

Myrtle Beach Hotel DemolitionTwo concrete buildings were demolished in this LEEDS project for the City of Atlanta.  Environmental crews abated asbestos flooring, sprayed ceiling and fire protection prior to the commencement of the demolition process.  In addition to the 45,000SF of multi-story building demolition, Big Dog Companies also removed and recycled over 1 acre of concrete parking and walkways.

This project required silver certification for the LEEDS council therefore our concrete crusher was delivered to process all the concrete and masonry products.  100% of this material was re-used on other sites in metro Atlanta.

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Hendrick Toyota
Fayetteville, NC

This project was comprised of the wrecking of seven structures totaling 150,000 sq. ft. Big Dog Companies committed to an aggressive schedule and employed all necessary resources (multiple excavators, wheel loaders, and a concrete crusher) to complete this project ahead of schedule. All inert debris on this 27 acre site was crushed/reduced to 1” inch size which was reused during the build back.

The Shepherd Spinal Center
Atlanta, GA

Myrtle Beach Hotel Demolition44,000SF interior demo in an operating spinal and neurological care hospital. Infectious control and noise restrictions. Demolition during the day time hours and Roll-Off services during night time hours. Separated and removed six levels of the existing concrete building to make way for new addition totaling 25,000SF. Removed all exterior brick veneer up to 150 feet off grade. Craned off all pre cast from the perimeter of the building. Removed existing penthouse and mechanical building from the roof off the structure. Had to incorporate swing stage and specialty scaffolding to access the areas. Removed structural beams and supports to allow for new steel tie in. Incorporated concrete cutting for numerous new openings in the existing foundation. Project on schedule and in budget. Davis bacon wages and payment and performance bond were required.

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Myrtle Beach Hotel DemolitionThe Aqua Bay Resort
Myrtle Beach, SC

Two hotels were demolished in our newest location, Myrtle Beach, SC. The five-story hotels were dismantled safely with our long reach concrete processor. All the concrete from the pre-cast structures was crushed on site and purchased by local contractors for various uses. This project was completed in just five weeks and ahead of schedule.

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Belk’s ShowroomBelk’s Showroom
Charlotte, NC

The demolition of Belk’s project required the double separation of the existing structure from the corporate office building using a mobile shear. As the demolition continued, in order to protect the remaining operational structure, the detachment was completed by surgically detaching the joists/beams and creating a temporary wall. The 90,000 square foot showroom was previously used as a furniture showroom and production facility.

Big Dog Companies recycled 80% of the debris from this project that included pre-cast concrete, concrete slab and steel.

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Naval Air Force BaseNaval Air Station
Pensacola, FL

Big Dog Demolition continues to cover the entire Southeast. The Naval Air Force Base in Pensacola, Florida for Winter Construction is Big Dog’s latest project.

This scope of work included the demolition of 6 sea plane ramps as well as 8 buildings totaling 350,000 square feet. In addition 250,000 sq. ft of concrete and asphalt was removed and recycled for future use
as road base. This project required the use of 12 machines including our newest 125,000 lb. long reach excavator with attached custom shear.

We were required to save several items of historic value for the Naval Base. These items included keystones, pre-cast window sills, and 2,000 square feet of original brick.

The Naval Air Force Base as a LEEDS project, whereas stringent requirements specify that 50% of project debris must be recycled. Big Dog Companies is proud to state that over 90% of the building debris was recycled.

This project was safely accomplished 5 weeks ahead of the scheduled completion date.

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Naval Air Force BaseBayfront Auditorium
Pensacola, FL

Demolition of Pensacola's Bayfront Auditorium, which was constructed in the 1950s, was completed Sunday, July 24 by Big Dog Companies to make way for a new park. Debris from the demolition will be hauled to offshore fishing reefs and for Project GreenShores, Phase II.


Read the article featured in Pensacola News Journal »

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Tyco Healthcare BridgeTyco Healthcare Bridge
Marietta, GA

Big Dog Companies performed the complete demolition of the Tyco Healthcare Bridge in Marietta, GA.  The 322-foot Bridge was safely dismantled in one day over a busy two-lane highway and working railroad line.  All of the concrete and steel from the project was recycled.

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Center City InnCenter City Inn
Charlotte, NC

Big Dog Companies continues to assist in the redevelopment of Uptown Charlotte with the demolition of The Center City Inn on West Trade Street. The five-story concrete structure is being completely demolished for David Furman-Boulevard Centro Development. Our scope for the 140-room, 50,000-square-foot Inn included three excavators performing the heavy exterior and structural demolition, extensive concrete saw-cutting including the interior stair towers. One of Charlotte’s newest residential high-rise buildings, The Trademark, will be constructed on the site beginning this Fall.

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Macy’s Department StoreMacy’s Department Store
Cumberland Mall
Atlanta, GA

The project began with Big Dog Companies separating the Macy’s store from the existing Mall structure prior to the demolition process. A temporary barrier was then constructed with metal studs and gypsum product to create a barrier wall between the demolition project and the Mall, so that patrons would not be disturbed throughout the demolition process. Once this stage was complete, steel sheers were then used to dismantle the concrete and steel structure. Approximately 280 tons of steel were recycled from the project. All masonry products will be recycled and used for road base at local Atlanta landfills.

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Wachovia BankWachovia Bank
Charlotte, NC

Big Dog Companies, Inc. was awarded one of the leading demolition contracts in Charlotte to date with the Wachovia Main Renovation. This project required the complete interior and exterior demolition of one of the largest buildings in Uptown Charlotte.

Removing the “skin” of the building required the removal of 150 pre-cast panels weighing 1,200 lbs. each. Big Dog Companies’s rigging crew used a tower crane to remove these panels. The interior demolition included the complete strip out of all 14 floors including the removal of finishes, HVAC components, 7 elevator shafts and 2 vaults, doors and frames, weighing 16,000 lbs. each. The East and West side stairwells were demolished from basement level to rooftop.

The amazing success of this project was a result of the simultaneous involvement of all divisions of Big Dog Companies. Big Dog Roll-Off had the most difficult task of providing new containers on demand to a
confined jobsite on one of the busiest streets in the Uptown Charlotte. In addition, Big Dog Concrete Cutting used their expert saw cutting abilities to deconstruct the 13th and 14th floors, containing column
beams and floor slabs, to make way for new construction. Openings were cut throughout the building for new elevator shafts and stairwells as well.

This project was completed safely in 8 months.

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Bassett FurnitureBassett Furniture
Kennesaw, GA

This project required separating one building along the column line and the remaining structure completely demolished. Big Dog Companies also engineered the shoring for the other end of the building which was to remain. All metal, carpet, ceiling tile and concrete from this project was recycled.

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Clemson University Dormitory RenovationsClemson University Dormitory Renovations
Clemson, SC

160,000 SF of residence halls, five buildings all completed simutaneously. Our scope for this project included heavy interior demolition, structural demolition for elevators and stairwells, extensive saw cutting and exterior demolition of concrete stair towers. This project was completed with 50 of our men ahead of schedule.

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Nordstrom Phipps PlazaNordstrom Phipps Plaza
Atlanta, GA

Over 11,000 SF of 59'x9' double T's were removed on the 3 different floors of this existing building. The building is surrounded by a multi-level parking deck which was constructed after the building. This precluded any use of cranes to fly these T's out of the building because of the reach over the parking deck. The next option would be to saw cut and remove the T's but the 3-week schedule would eliminate this option. We decided to shore the T's and break them with a remote control hammer. The remote control hammer allowed us to break the T's from the top without placing our men on a leading edge.

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Auburn, AL

Interior demolition, saw cutting and structual mezzanine removal were included in this 170,000 SF space which was a total strip. This fast paced project was completed with 40 of our men in just 4 weeks.

Highland Mills Renovation
Charlotte, NC

This project featured various types of demolition: Interior demolition, building demolition and concrete cutting. This project required over 35 men working on these different types of demolition to work as one to complete this $500,000 project.

Emory University Woodruff Physical Education Center RenovationEmory University Woodruff Physical Education Center Renovation
Atlanta, GA

Over 100,000 square feet of slab on an existing roof was saw cut and removed via tower crane. We completed the cut and remove portion in just over 3 weeks. This $550,000 project also had some extensive wall sawing and total demolition.

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Georgia World Congress Center Bridge ProjectGeorgia World Congress Center Bridge Project
Atlanta, GA

This 118-feet single T-bridge which spanned across a set of train tracks and loading docks for the Georgia World Congress Center and the CNN Center in downtown Atlanta had many challenges. We worked around a train schedule that ran every 30 minutes and an access road to the busiest receiving docks in the Atlanta area, The Georgia World Congress Center. We utilized a 200-ton crane to fly the single T's to the ground and then hammered the concrete for hauling. This project was completed safely in just two weeks.

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Bloomingdale's Federated Department Stores at Perimeter Mall
Atlanta, GA

240,000 SF of interior demolition which included extensive flooring demo, escalator demo and HVAC. This project for The Winter Company required over 50 men working two 10-hour shifts to complete this job in just 5 weeks.

State Bar of Georgia Parking Deck DemolitionState Bar of Georgia Parking Deck Demolition
Atlanta, GA

This seven-story, concrete parking deck located just inches from the State Bar Building offered many sets of challenges. The site conditions only allowed us to work from the front side of the deck, due to the existing building on one side and a major street on the other. Also, the parking deck dropped down 18 feet to an alley with delivery trucks moving in and out 24 hours a day. We were able to drop the upper decks and use that material for filling in the basement level and sub-grade level decks. This Skanska project was completed without any damage to the existing building or shut down of business below the the structure.

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Georgia Tech Student Athletic Center
Atlanta, GA

This 90,000 SF concrete structure included a steel-span basketball court on this total demolition. We utilized a concrete crusher for the 4,258 CY of concrete that was removed and recycled some of this material on site. The balance of the crushed concrete was used as alternative cover a some of the local landfills. The steel was also recycled and processed for reuse.

Home Depot
Marietta, GA

This 100,000 SF project required us to do various types of demolition including 100,000 SF of interior slab removal, total demolition of two attached buildings, saw cutting (completed by Big Dog Concrete Cutting) and interior demolition. Our hauling company, Big Dog Roll-Off, also played a major part in the haul off of over 2500 CY of material.

Wesley Long Hospital
Greensboro, NC

This project included 7 floors of total renovation working in an environment that never closes. Our scope included all interior fininishes, saw cutting and stairwell demo. Our experience in working in these types of environments allowed us to complete the first phase ahead of schedule.

Hecht's Expansion
Charlotte, NC

Major exterior and interior demolition was in our scope on this anchor store at the South Park Mall. The exterior wall was removed for the expansion along with the storefront vestibule which had structural steel columns over 80 feet high. A 100 ton crane was used to remove the steel. The interior portion of this project required us to work while the store remained open on this 175,000 SF project. Escalators, floor grinding, HVAC and all finishes were included in the interior scope.

CSR Rinker, Plant Demolition
Orlando, FL

This heavy demolition project was done on a fast pace track. Several hurricane-strength structures were demolished along with the plant equipment on the Disney World property in Orlando, Florida.